Broccoli also once known as Italian asparagus, is one of the world’s most powerful agents in the silent war against Cancer. It may be cunningly disguised as a tasty vegetable, but behind the appealing flavour lies an army of nutrients ready to protect you against common foe. It is closely related to the cabbage and its large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. Just 100g of broccoli has two day’s supply of vitamin C. Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. It is a good source of dietary fibre and it also gives you potassium, vitamin E, folate and beta carotene.
You may know Dianthus by their common name of carnations or pinks. Their gorgeous colours will make you smile and their delightful fragrance will probably trigger sweet memories of your grandmother’s garden. There are numerous types of dianthus, so there's one for almost any garden situation. Many types have flowers with a fragrant, spicy scent and notched petals. Common dianthus include Sweet William, pinks, and carnations. Most dianthus have pink, red, or white flowers with notched petals.
Marigolds are plants that bear brightly colored blooms. They are popular in flower gardens. People also plant marigolds among vegetables. Their leaves have a strong scent that can drive away insect pests. There are about 30 different species, or types. They are annual plants, which means that they live for only one year. The most popular varieties include the French and African marigolds
Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. Spinach consist of small, medium to bright green, thick, soft, oval to arrow-shaped leaves and green stems, both of which are eaten. It's leaves form rose-like clusters or rosettes from which our flowering shoot emerges. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium and also high in dietary fiber.